Stoughton, Massachusetts Estate Planning Lawyers

Peter C Herbst Jr
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Massachusetts Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience

Peter Herbst advises clients in the areas of estate planning, administration and elder law. Call today for a complimentary initial consultation. He earned his Master of Laws in Taxation from Boston University School of... Read More »
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Mary E. Bono
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Stoughton, MA Estate Planning Attorney
(781) 436-8667 247 Washington Street
Suite 20
Stoughton, MA 02072
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Family, Immigration and Probate
University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth
Attorney Mary E. Bono is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth where she served as both the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor of the University of Massachusetts School of Law Roundtable Symposium Law Journal and participated in the UMASS Law Immigration Law Clinic. While at the University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth, Attorney Bono received the Dean's Service Award and the Aquilla Ward Memorial Scholarship Award. Attorney Bono is a member of the Board of Directors for the Young Lawyer's Division of the Bristol County Bar Association and is also a...
Matthew L Fabisch
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Brockton, MA Estate Planning Attorney
(401) 324-9344 664 Pearl St.
Brockton, MA 02301
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Roger Williams University School of Law
Matthew Fabisch is the Managing Attorney of Fabisch Law, L.L.C. and assists elderly clients and their children with a full range of elder law services including estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, business successions, Medicaid planning, disability planning, tax planning, and IRS tax problem resolution. Attorney Fabisch also practices in the areas of Bankruptcy and Appellate matters. Attorney Fabisch has clerked for the Rhode Island Supreme Court Law Clerks Department, serving with the trial courts of both Washington and Providence counties. After clerking, Fabisch served as an associate at a regional insurance defense firm, before starting Fabisch Law. Dedicated to...
Emily E Smith-Lee
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Sharon, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(781) 784-2322 46 South Main Street
Sharon, MA 02067
Estate Planning, Business and Employment
Boston College
I have over twenty years experience in civil litigation, including business, employment and consumer disputes. I was formerly a partner at a large Boston, Massachusetts law firm, where I handled business litigation, product liability and tort defense, contract and trade secret and non compete claims. In 2009, I started my own law firm, which became slnlaw LLC in 2016. Since starting my own business, I have represented individuals and businesses in civil litigation involving trade secrets, non compete agreements, business litigation, and most aspects of labor and employment law. I have helped employees invalidate or...
Patricia Bloom-McDonald
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Canton, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(781) 713-4709 1017 Turnpike Street, Route 138, Suite 23
Canton, MA 02071
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
University of Massachusetts School of Law at Dartmouth
Attorney Patricia Bloom-McDonald is a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has been in private practice since 2003. She is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, 1st Circuit; U.S. Bankruptcy Court; and all courts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She has extensive knowledge and experience with the preparation of Wills, Trusts, Health Care Proxies, Durable Power of Attorneys, and other Estate Planning documents. Additionally, Attorney Bloom-McDonald possesses exceptional knowledge of Probate law as it is applied to Estate Administration, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Adoptions, and Name Change procedures. She possesses...
Morgan Bernal
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Sharon, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(617) 901-0052 15 S. Main Street, #125
Sharon, MA 02067
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Northeastern University School of Law
I practice divorce, family law and child welfare law in the greater Boston area. My goal is to assist both men and women in divorce, child custody and support proceedings and paternity, in addition to modifications that arise post judgement. I have extensive experience working with victims in court, particularly women and children who were physically or sexually abused. Most victims want an attorney who "just gets it," and it has been my experience than many do not "get it" nor do they feel comfortable representing or relating to clients with a domestic violence component to their case. Family...
Matthew P. Albanese
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Milton, MA Estate Planning Attorney
(617) 698-2100 487 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
Estate Planning and Elder
Peter C Herbst Jr
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Braintree, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(781) 843-5034 1000 Washington Street
Braintree, MA 02184
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
Boston University School of Law and Vermont Law School
Peter Herbst advises clients in the areas of estate planning, administration and elder law. Call today for a complimentary initial consultation. He earned his Master of Laws in Taxation from Boston University School of Law, his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Vermont Law School, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan. While in law school, he served as Managing Editor of the Vermont Law Review and taught Legal Writing and Reasoning. He is a graduate of Phillips Academy Andover and continues to volunteer for the school. He is an Eagle Scout with the Boy...
Gabriel Cheong
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Needham, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(617) 209-2230 75 Second Avenue
Suite 605
Needham, MA 02494
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce and Family
Northeastern University School of Law
I opened my boutique law firm focusing on divorce and family law, wills and trusts, and estate planning in an effort to help Boston area residents navigate the challenges that life throws at them. I'm an advocate for civil divorces and for lifetime planning. With my office located in Quincy, MA, I help clients in the Boston Metro area, primarily in Suffolk County, Middlesex County and Norfolk County Massachusetts.
Wilfred C. Driscoll Jr.
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Quincy, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(617) 302-6870 One Adams Place
859 Willard Street, Suite 400
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
New England Law | Boston
I have been a lawyer in Fall River, Massachusetts for over 30 years. I have practiced extensively in the courts in Bristol County, Plymouth County, Suffolk County and Norfolk County. My practice focuses on Divorce and Criminal Law including DUI/OUI. I handle all aspects of Family Law including child custody, visitation, father's rights, divorce modifications, separation agreements and property division. I also have an office in Quincy, MA. There is no cost for your first appointment.
J. De'Aun Sardella
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Quincy, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(781) 353-6470 859 Willard Street
One Adams Place, Suite 400
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
Stetson University College of Law
De'Aun is the founder and managing principal of Sardella Law Firm, P.C. She is focused on meeting the legal needs for individuals in Massachusetts in the areas of family law, estate planning, probate and personal injury. De'Aun is licensed as an Attorney in Massachusetts and Florida. Additionally, she is licensed to practice nursing in Massachusetts and Florida. De'Aun is nationally certified as a Medicare Set-Aside Consultant. She has extensive experience as a Registered Nurse primarily in critical care and the emergency department caring for adult and pediatric patients.
Blanca G. Silvestrini
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Melissa R. Victor
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South Easton, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(508) 230-5777 480 Turnpike Street
South Easton, MA 02375
Estate Planning and Elder
New England Law | Boston
Melissa R. Victor is a well-respected attorney in Southeastern Massachusetts. She is an expert in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate an Trust Administration, Guardianships, Elder Law, Medicaid and Real Estate matters. She graduated from the State University of New York College at Oswego in 1994. She then attended New England School of Law in Boston, where she graduated Cum Laude in 1997. Attorney Victor is admitted to practice law in both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New York. Attorney Victor is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). She...
Martin Flax
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Dedham, MA Estate Planning Attorney
(781) 329-4850 4 Kings Ct
Dedham, MA 02026
Estate Planning, Education, Probate and Real Estate
University of Minnesota Law School
I have been an attorney for more than twenty-five years and use my extensive experience practicing law in the following areas.

Probate Matters

I assist families with obtaining guardianships, conservatorships and name changes. I also represent clients in probate administration, negotiating the transfer of real estate, contested will litigation and special needs planning.

Special Education Law

I handle matters relating to special education law including mediation, appearing before the Bureau of Special Education Appeals, and helping to secure educational placements.

Real Estate

I represent buyers and sellers of real estate and assist with purchase and sale agreements and real estate closings.


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Anthony Hudson Gemma
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Braintree, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(781) 380-8183 35 Braintree Hill Park
Suite 404
Braintree, MA 02184
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Boston University School of Law and Boston College Law School
Boston College, BA (1984) Boston College Law School, JD (1988) For more information please visit: www.gemmalawoffice.com
Peter M. Dempsey
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Quincy, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(781) 331-1500 859 Willard Street, Suite 400
Quincy, MA 02169
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Probate
Golden Gate University School of Law
Former assistant district attorney with 29 years of experience offers representation in personal injury, estate planning and administration, criminal defense and family law.
Mr. Martin Murphy
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Norwood, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(781) 285-8989 30 Walpole Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Martin Murphy was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1993. He currently serves on the MWI Boston Municipal & District Court Mediation Panel. He is a member of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Collaborative Law Committee and Mediation Committee. Marty brings his widespread experience in family business to his work with clients. He has an extensive background in business operations, management and ownership structures. He was a second-generation executive in his own family’s business and has held key positions in other closely held and family owned businesses. For more than 15 years he has provided...
Ronald J. Mone
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South Easton, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(508) 238-8801 49 Belmont Street Rear
South Easton, MA 02375
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Western New England University School of Law
I have been practicing law for 24 years. I practice divorce, family, and probate law. I provide a no nonsense approach to the practice of law. I do not tell my clients what they want to hear. I tell it like it is. I return all telephone calls. "Prompt Service Makes a Difference!"
Christopher J. Fein
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Braintree, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
50 Braintree Hill Office Park
Suite 302
Braintree, MA 02184
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
Alicia Cummings
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Dedham, MA Estate Planning Lawyer
(781) 251-0540 347 Washington St, Suite 303
Dedham, MA 02026
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Alexander Matulewicz
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Walpole, MA Estate Planning Lawyer
1600 Boston Providence Highway
Walpole, MA 02081
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Brian Barreira
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Hingham, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(508) 747-8282 175 Derby Street, Unit 19
Hingham, MA 02043
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Boston University School of Law and Boston University School of Law
Since 1996, the Law Offices of Brian E. Barreira in Plymouth and Hingham, Massachusetts have provided legal services to individuals, married couples, business owners, senior citizens, disabled persons and their families in the areas of estate planning, long-term care planning (including Medicaid or MassHealth applications and fair hearing appeals), governmental benefits planning (including SSI), estate and gift tax matters and Probate Court issues (including estates, trusts, guardianships and conservatorships). Brian is dedicated to providing the highest level of legal expertise to clients while attempting to keep matters as simple as possible to hold clients' overall costs down. Brian...
Josey Lyne Payne Esq.
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Rockland, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(781) 871-0257 Eleven Albion Court
Rockland, MA 02370
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
New England Law | Boston
Your Life | Your Lawyer. Attorney Josey Lyne Payne serves families in Southeastern Massachusetts. By having an attorney that associates with other legal professionals, there is no need to hire a multitude of lawyers. Attorney Payne can advocate for your family in many areas of law, providing the expertise needed as well as the personal contact most clients want and need.
Alexis Kaplan
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Boston, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(617) 903-0225 92 State Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Estate Planning and Probate
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Kaplan works with clients to create estate plans tailored to their needs. She also helps clients probate estates as well as with guardianships and conservatorships for both minors and adults. The estate planning work includes wills, trusts, health care proxies, and powers of attorney. She runs a solo law firm in Boston which she started in 2011, and she is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and Ohio. Attorney Kaplan enjoys helping clients and finding creative solutions to difficult issues.
Elena Tsizer
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Framingham, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(508) 820-3000 188 Concord Street, Suite 301
Framingham, MA 01702
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Boston University School of Law and New England Law | Boston
Attorney Elena Tsizer graduated from New England School of Law cum laude, in the top 15% of her class and, then, earned her Master of Laws degree in Taxation with concentration in Estate Planning from Boston University. After graduation from law school, she had the honor of serving as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court in Suffolk, Middlesex, Bristol and Worcester Counties, where she conducted research on complex legal issues, wrote legal memoranda, drafted decisions, findings of fact, and conclusions of law while working under close supervision of the Justices. ...
David Valente
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Boston, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(617) 218-2000 101 Huntington Avenue
Suite 500
Boston, MA 02199
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Boston University School of Law and Suffolk University Law School
David provides comprehensive advice to individuals, families and small businesses.
David concentrates in tax and estate planning, gift and estate tax return preparation, probate matters,
asset protection, business administration and succession, estate and trust administration, special
needs planning, and charitable planning. David advised families for over eight years at a downtown
wealth management firm on stock option planning, retirement planning, investment portfolio
management, insurance analysis, charitable bequests and income tax reduction strategies, prior to
becoming an attorney.

• Draft simple and pourover wills, revocable estate planning trusts, health care proxies and durable powers of attorney
• Draft asset protection trusts
• Draft self-settled and third party special needs trusts...
Danielle G. Van Ess
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Hingham, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(781) 740-0848 61 South Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Boston University School of Law and The George Washington University Law School
Danielle founded DGVE law, LLC in September of 2008 with a vision for a new kind of law firm based on a philosophy of compassionately providing high quality, holistic legal services in a friendly and relaxed manner, in a comfortable setting and in an environmentally conscientious way. Danielle enjoys the privilege of working with people of all ages, in all stages of life, from all types of families, through enthusiastic referrals from clients to their friends and family members. As a mother of 4 young daughters (currently spanning a range from Kindergarten to High School), Danielle is deeply empathetic...
Gabrielle L. Denby
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Natick, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(781) 536-5830 2 Summer Street
Suite 19
Natick, MA 01760
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School and Syracuse University
Attorney Gabrielle L. Denby founded The Denby Law Office, P.C. in October 2015, and represents clients in all areas of Family Law & Divorce Litigation, Probate and Estate Planning, and LGBTQ/Same-Sex/Non-Traditional Law in Natick, Massachusetts and the Greater Boston Area.

?While Gabrielle is a trial attorney and zealously represents clients in litigating divorce, complex and high-asset divorce, modification, contempt, custody, separate support, and paternity/parentage actions, she always aims to avoid unnecessary and costly litigation. Gabrielle is a strong advocate for alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and collaboration. Consequently, Gabrielle enters each case with the mindset of a negotiator so as to assist...
Graeme S.R. Brown
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Belmont, MA Estate Planning Attorney
(617) 489-0817 464 Common St
#354
Belmont, MA 02478
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Health Care
New England Law | Boston
Mary Clements Pajak
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Newton, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(617) 795-2990 29 Crafts St #420
Newton, MA 02458
Estate Planning and Probate
Boston University School of Law and Boston College Law School
Mary Clements Pajak, Esq., has over 20 years of experience. She began her legal career clerking for the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. She then practiced law for many years in the Private Client Department at Palmer & Dodge LLP (now Locke Lord Edwards LLP), a large (originally Boston-based) law firm concentrating in estate and trust planning and administration. From there she became the Northeast Regional Manager of the Estate Settlement Department and served as Vice President at Boston Safe Deposit & Trust Company (now BNY Mellon). Attorney Pajak then practiced law with...
Leanna Hamill
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Hingham, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(781) 749-2284 190 Old Derby St.
Suite 211
Hingham, MA 02043
Estate Planning and Elder
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Leanna Hamill provides Estate Planning and related legal services to clients of all ages, with a focus on the needs of older individuals and their families. Based in Hingham, Massachusetts, Attorney Leanna Hamill provides the following services: • Estate Planning • Estate Administration • Guardianship and Conservatorship Services • Comprehensive Estate and Medicaid Planning Evaluations • Medicaid Advocacy Leanna works with her clients to plan for and face life’s exciting changes, unexpected challenges and inevitable transitions. By listening to her clients’ needs and helping them identify their goals, Leanna is able to provide solutions to the issues...
Jason Carrozza
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Franklin, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(508) 803-1333 2 Master Drive, Suite 4
Franklin, MA 02038
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
New England Law | Boston
Jason M. Carrozza is a partner and founder of Family Legal Partners, P.C. Attorney Carrozza was previously the owner of Carrozza Law Office, P.C., a law firm which also focused on family law and estate planning. In 2014, Jason was selected as a Massachusetts Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers and Boston Magazine. Attorney Carrozza graduated from New England Law with magna cum laude honors. Admitted to practice before the Massachusetts Courts, he is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Attorney Carrozza has been certified to accept trial level state intervention assignments for the Children and...
Anna Eckert Byrne
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Cambridge, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(617) 453-9001 222 Third Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Estate Planning and Probate
New England Law | Boston
Anna is an estate planning attorney with over twenty years of experience. Her decision to establish Eckert Byrne LLC stemmed from a desire to create estate plans that encompass more than just the transfer of tangible assets. Her life experience as a young widow revealed a need to pass on wisdom and values to help those left behind. She has committed the last decade to creating a team that shares this vision.
Eliot Brais
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North Attleborough, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(508) 699-4442 188 N Washington St
North Attleborough, MA 02760
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Criminal and Insurance Claims
New England Law | Boston
Eliot T. Brais is the sole and managing shareholder in his North Attleboro, Massachusetts office. He began his law career in 1988, joining his father, Ronald A. Brais, who had enjoyed a 40 year practice primarily concentrating on estate planning and small business law.

In his father’s footsteps, Eliot T. Brais’ areas of expertise include estate and business planning. Over the years, Eliot’s practice areas expanded to include real estate, real estate development and criminal law having handled in excess of 1,000 criminal cases and 50 trials.

Eliot T. Brais’ representation of clients’ interests goes well beyond the award of monetary sums...
Herbert Warren Cooper IV
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Wellesley, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(781) 237-7766 8 Grove St
Suite 205
Wellesley, MA 02482
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Boston College Law School
My practice focuses on assisting small businesses in their contractual, employment, and intellectual property legal needs, guiding couples and individuals through the estate planning process, helping fiduciaries and beneficiaries through the necessary tasks required to wrap up the affairs of a decedent, including preparation of estate tax returns, and assisting buyers and sellers of residential real estate in the purchase or sale of homes and houses.
Sarah Y. Hubbard
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Medfield, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years experience
(508) 359-4043 266 Main Street
Suite 16
Medfield, MA 02052
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Roderick S. Oreste
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Boston, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(617) 871-9662 75 Arlington Street
Suite 500
Boston, MA 02116
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Family and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Roderick S. Oreste is the principal attorney of Oreste Law. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Before founding his law firm, Rod spent over 12 years working for New England's beloved baseball team, the Boston Red Sox. During his tenure there, he held several management positions in the Public Affairs department and acted as the Red Sox alumni liaison. He dealt with all issues concerning former Red Sox players and coaches...
Robert Andrew Lane
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East Weymouth, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(781) 335-0374 528 Broad St
East Weymouth, MA 02189
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
Suffolk University Law School
Robert "Drew" Lane joined the firm in 1993 immediately after serving as an Assistant District Attorney for the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office. Attorney Lane prosecuted cases for the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office in both the Quincy and Stoughton Massachusetts District Courts. Attorney Lane graduated from St. Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire in 1989, where he was awarded his Bachelor of Arts Degree mastering in Political Science and Suffolk University Law School where he earned his Juris Doctorate Degree. Attorney Lane is admitted to all Massachusetts Trial Courts and the United States District Court for Massachusetts. Attorney Lane is...
Thomas E. Hogan II
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Waltham, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(978) 710-9987 738 Main Street #199
Waltham, MA 02451-0616
Estate Planning, Administrative, Employment and Family
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Tom Hogan practices in the areas of employment law, real estate, land use, and professional licensing. He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire (B.A., double major in Russian and History, 2005 ) and New England Law | Boston (J.D., 2009), where he was a member of Phi Alpha Delta, co-chair of the Executive Office on Alumni Relations, and the Executive Budget and Appropriations Committee. Tom has a diverse array of experience in the field of administrative law. While a student, Tom served as a student law clerk for Administrative Law Judges in both the Appellate Tax...
Joanne Belasco
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East Boston, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(617) 991-8905 10 Bremen Street
East Boston, MA 02128
Estate Planning, Elder, IP and Trademarks
Suffolk University Law School
That’s me, Jo Belasco, Esq., in the picture with one of my horses, a Mustang mare named Reboot. You won’t see many pictures like that as an attorney profile picture, but I’m not your average attorney. I know that a lot of people are afraid of attorneys and the law. They dread doing things like creating a will or trust.

I want my clients to know that the law is a tool they can use to enrich their lives. My job is to help with that process, and I do my job by explaining the law to you, not talking...
Freya Allen Shoffner
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Boston, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(617) 369-0111 800 Boylston Street
Suite 1600
Boston, MA 02199
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
Suffolk University Law School
After ten years in business herself, Freya Shoffner gave up her search for a good lawyer for her small company and her family and went to law school. Her goal was to build a law firm that could take care of a small business’ every legal need – from the initial brainstorm, through the years of careful tending, to the flood of profits when the benefits are secured for generations to come. She also wanted that firm to give families, in all asset brackets, the best estate planning possible. Freya reached her goal, and now Boston has a law...
Benjamin H. Dowling
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Attleboro, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(617) 217-1438 89 North Main Street
Attleboro, MA 02703
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Immigration, Probate and Real Estate
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Dowling is a Massachusetts and Rhode Island attorney with deep roots in Southeastern New England and a reputation for business savvy and pragmatism. Attorney Dowling is passionate about advocating on behalf of his clients. His service model is to work one-on-one with clients to develop creative legal and non-legal solutions to problems. Unlike attorney-client interactions with large law firms, Attorney Dowling's clients have ready access to their lawyer, over the phone, via email or in-person. Attorney Dowling represents a diverse range of companies, institutions, developers, individuals and families across many industries with a concentration in some...
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